Together RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and Merck, created It's Just a Conversation to remind women that they are not alone in their struggle to get pregnant, and that help and support are available.

Many couples having trouble getting pregnant are looking for answers and don't know where to turn.

Visiting is one step towards discovering new information and educating yourself, which may present options you didn't know you had.

After months of trying to get pregnant without success, it's natural to start feeling a little anxious. It's a good time to look for support.

  • According to the ASRM guidelines, for women over 35 years of age who have been trying unsuccessfully for 6 months, or women under 35 who are having difficulty conceiving for over a year, experts recommend having an evaluation.a
  • A recent survey of 57 participants who met with a fertility specialist found that 91 percent wish they had gone sooner.b

Seeing a specialist is a positive step toward finding options and getting answers. To some, speaking to a fertility specialist seems intimidating, but in reality, a specialist can be your biggest ally, providing you with the information you're looking for and presenting options you didn't know you had. Remember – it's a conversation, not a commitment.

Why wait? After all – It's Just a Conversation – a conversation that may lead to change.

Here's a tool to help you get started.

  • aDefinition of infertility according to the ASRM, approved in February 2008.
  • bBased on a 2009 U.S. fertility survey of 57 participants conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media on behalf of Schering-Plough. 91% of the respondents (37 men, 15 women) would go to a fertility specialist sooner than they did.



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